Lilium concolor

FITCH, Walter Hood Walter Fitch Hood (illustrator)

to Cart
Price: $500.00

TermsAsk a Question

Place Published: London
Date Published: 1877

Description: Botanical print. Lithograph with hand color. Page measures 21 7/8" x 15".

Comments: Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892) was born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to London to work with W. J. Hooker, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where Fitch became the sole artist for all official and unofficial publications. This lithograph is one of a series produced for H. J. Elwes's "Monograth of the Genus Lilium." Binding along right edge. Please visit our gallery for more Fitch prints.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 208959

More Walter Hood Fitch: webrss
More PRINTS & VIEWS: webrss
More 19TH CENTURY: webrss
More BOTANICAL: webrss
More LITHOGRAPHY: webrss
More FLOWER: webrss
More ANTIQUE: webrss

By This Author: FITCH, Walter Hood
By This Publisher:
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.

I thought you'd find this interesting: I learned of Argosy by reading a bit of "bad" publicity in the book "Used and Rare" by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone; no doubt you're familiar with it. (It was unfortunate that the authors had to grind their ax in print in what was an otherwise enjoyable book.) But I had never heard of Argosy before and my curiosity was piqued, so negative comments notwithstanding, I decided to pay a brief visit to the store. I reserved a book (long sought-after) ahead of time because I knew I'd be on an extremely tight schedule with several stops to make in just a few hours' time. Calling to reserve the book was a pleasant, very efficient experience, with a prompt return call to confirm availability. When I stopped in to purchase the book, the greeting (by one of the sisters, I'm not sure which) was extremely pleasant, the service so prompt and also she informed me of a signed letter by the subject I was interested in (unfortunately, I was unable to purchase the letter that day). I found the photo of Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh as Caesar (or Antony?) and Cleopatra which hangs over the register very interesting-- had seen it before in a book. My only disappointment was that I was unable to actually spend time in the store-- it looked so inviting! But I will make it a point to spend time there on my next visit. So you see, even bad publicity can be very beneficial! Thank you for an enjoyable, if brief, experience! - Teri McDowell
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis